Pooh Williamson

Pooh Williamson (born September 5, 1973)

Teams coached: Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Tulsa record: 7-15 (.318)
Overall record: 7-15 (.318)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2019-2021 Oklahoma (asst)
2018-2019 Miami (FL) (asst)
2016-2018 Memphis (asst)
2013-2016 Texas Tech (asst)
2012-2013 TCU (asst)
2011-2012 SMU (asst)
2007-2011 Texas A&M (asst)
2005-2007 Wichita State (asst)
2004-2005 Tulsa (interim HC)
2001-2004 Tulsa (asst)
2000-2001 Tulane (asst)
1998-2000 Illinois State (asst)
1996-1998 Washington State (asst)

Pooh Williamson Facts

  • Alvin Williamson
  • Born September 5, 1973
  • Hometown: Okmulgee, Oklahoma
  • Alma Mater: University of Tulsa (BA, 1995)
  • The Oklahoma-native played for four seasons at Tulsa under head coach Tubby Smith; received All-MVC honors in 1995
  • Started his coaching career right away, working as an assistant coach for eight seasons with four different programs
    • Worked under head coaches Kevin Eastman (Washington State), Kevin Stallings and Tom Richardson (Illinois State), Shawn Finney (Tulane) and John Phillips (Tulsa)
    • Took over as the interim head coach at Tulsa in December 2004 following Phillips‘ resignation; went 7-15 over the remainder of the 2004-05 season
  • Joined Mark Turgeon‘s staff at Wichita State in 2005, following the head coach to Texas A&M in 2007 to work with the Aggies for four seasons
  • Spent one year each working under Matt Doherty at SMU and Trent Johnson at TCU
  • Hired as a Texas Tech assistant by his former coach Tubby Smith in 2013 and three years later, followed Smith to Memphis where he was an assistant with the Tigers for two seasons
  • Spent one year on Jim Larrañaga‘s staff at Miami (FL) then two years on Lon Kruger‘s staff at Oklahoma
  • Along with his wife, Rosemary, has two sons

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